Karan Johar was threatened with death by the underworld, he had spent a month in London after escaping.

Sometimes director, sometimes host and sometimes producer.. Karan Johar has achieved success in every role. Karan Johar, who started his career 24 years ago with ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, has turned 50. He earned a lot of name in these years. On the occasion of his birthday (Karan Johar Birthday), let us once again remember the painful 27 years of his life. When Karan Johar’s family had to leave India and move to London. When he released his film by putting his life at stake. He has shared the unheard aspects of his life with the fans in the biography ‘The Unsuitable Boy’. Let us tell you the shocking anecdote of Karan Johar’s debut film ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ on his birthday when he received death threats from the underworld.

Karan Johar started his career as an assistant director to Aditya Chopra in ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’. Knowing films closely and then made his directorial debut with ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’. Father Yash Johar’s production house Dharma was going through a crisis at that time. Then son Karan took over the reins and took it to new heights.

Waited 2 years for Shahrukh Khan


Karan Johar himself wrote and then directed the first film ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’. He cast Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukerji and Kajol for this film. Keeping Shahrukh Khan in mind, Karan coined the character of Rahul. She waited for 2 years for King Khan and then completed ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ with this Bollywood trio. But 4 days were left for the release of the film and suddenly Karan Johar’s phone rang and everything changed.

Call from underworld four days before release

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Describing his scary moment in the biography ‘The Unsuitable Boy’, Karan Johar wrote that, ‘My life was going to be a new beginning. The preparations for the release of my first film were going on and just four days back, I got a call from the underworld at my house and my whole family was shocked.

‘If the film is released, I will shoot you’

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Karan Johar told, ‘There was no one at my house at that time, only mother. There was a call on the house phone and the mother (Heeru Johar) picked up the phone. The voice was of Abu Salim, who told the mother, if you do not stop your son from releasing the film, he will have to lose his life. If Karan Johar releases the film on Jumme, we will shoot him.

Terrified mother and family in panic

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‘The mother got scared and came to me in panic and dragged me into the house. Loudly closed all the doors and said that you will not go anywhere. Those people will kill you. You don’t release the film. Then we called the police. At the same time my father, Aditya Chopra and Shahrukh Khan came home. Police provided security.

Police made Karan Johar locked in the room

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The film was to premiere the next day and the mother was so scared that she asked to stop the premiere of the film. But the biggest moment of my career was how I would have stopped everything all of a sudden. I held the premiere of ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ the next day. All the veterans of the industry came to see this film. A star like Shammi Kapoor also saw the film and with that a dream of mine came true. The film premiered but Karan Johar, who came to see his film, could neither welcome nor listen to everyone’s praise of these stars. Because due to security, Karan Johar was locked in a room by the police.

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The atmosphere in Karan Johar’s house had changed from happiness to panic. Due to the safety of the family, Karan Johar left for London the same night. Here again Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ released on Friday. The audience showered a lot of love on the film. There were long lines outside the theatres. The film proved to be a blockbuster. Due to the threat of the underworld, Karan Johar’s family stayed in London for a whole month. In this way, Karan Johar released the first film by putting his life at stake.